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Enabling the linear referencing capability

Creating the map document

Before publishing a linear referencing service, you must use ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro to create a map document that contains at least one LRS Network or an event layer.

Learn more about making your data accessible to ArcGIS Server

Publishing a linear referencing-capable map service in ArcGIS Pro

For ArcGIS Pro steps, see share as web layers with linear referencing and version management .


When publishing the resource in ArcGIS Pro, make sure the Linear Referencing and Version Management check boxes are checked.

Share As Web Layer pane

Publishing a linear referencing-capable map service in ArcMap

After you create and save your map document with symbology using ArcMap, you can publish a service from ArcMap that includes the linear referencing capability.


When you set capabilities for your map service in the Service Editor > Capabilities tab in ArcMap, make sure the Linear Referencing check box is checked.

Publish to ArcGIS Server dialog box with Linear Referencing check box checked

Using the service

A map service with linear referencing capability can be used to build web-based and connected mobile linear referencing apps. In addition, ArcGIS Event Editor consumes your data from this type of map service.

Learn more about authoring a web map for ArcGIS Event Editor